Germany host the Czech Republic at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig on Wednesday night, as these two countries warm up for their upcoming Nations League fixtures with this friendly. This is a match-up which has seen some fireworks in the past, and we hope for more of the same this week.
Where and when: Red Bull Arena – 11 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Germany vs. Czech Republic: Sky Sports
Last time: Germany beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Prague the last time the countries met. Timo Werner opened the scoring inside the first few minutes, before Mats Hummels eventually scored a late winner for the visitors just a couple of minutes from time.
Germany v Czech Republic Predictions and Preview
Germany and the Czech Republic have shared some superb encounters over the years, not least in the final of Euro 96 when Oliver Bierhoff scored a golden goal winner for Die Mannschaft at the old Wembley Stadium. There may not be anything riding on this game, but both teams will want to produce a strong performance ahead of their matches in the Nations League.
Germany have work to do if they want to overtake Spain at the top of Group A4, with Joachim Low’s side travelling to their rivals next Tuesday for a top-of-the-table clash. The Czech Republic, meanwhile, are in the second tier of the Nations League, and are four points behind Scotland in the race for promotion.
The away team are the 13/2 underdogs in this game, with Germany looking for their third straight victory over their visitors. However, the Czechs have won two of the last five meetings between the countries, which have all been competitive fixtures. The last time they played a friendly was back in 2000, when Die Mannschaft won 3-2 in Nuremberg.
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Germany to win to nil
Germany to win 2-0
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The same result could be worth a look at 22/1 in these Germany v Czech Republic predictions if you fancy a high-scoring affair, although friendly fixtures tend to be quieter than that. With that in mind, Germany to win and under 2.5 goals could be the way to go at 7/2, covering you for a 1-0 or 2-0 home win. The hosts are 4/9 in the outright market, with the draw available at 4/1.
Low’s side will be captained by Bayern Munich stalwart Manuel Neuer, who’s regained his place as the German No.1, although the defence in front of him will be short on experience. Toni Kroos is an old hand in midfield after winning his 100th cap last month, while Chelsea striker Timo Werner ought to lead the line with Bayern’s Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane in support.
One to watch for Germany: Timo Werner has made a strong start to life in the Premier League, and the sharp shooter is always in the hunt for goals. He is the 3/1 favourite to open the scoring in this game.
One to watch for Czech Republic: Burnley striker Matej Vydra may struggle for minutes at Turf Moor, but he remains a dangerous proposition for his country. He is 9/1 to strike first.
Long shot: The Czech Republic beat Germany 3-0 away in qualifying for Euro 2008. The same scoreline here may be highly unlikely at 150/1, but the Germans did concede three times in their last match, a 3-3 draw at home to Switzerland. Perhaps a 3-3 draw, which is priced at 60/1, is more likely than a 3-0 Czech win.